Musical Highlights of 2013, So Far…

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I've been hearing voices. They've been haunting my earphones, roaring through car stereo speakers, rumbling in the hardwood floor of my living room, rattling the windows of my house.Thom Yorke. David Bowie. Zach Williams. Ashley Cleveland. And more.They've given me a spirit-lifting soundtrack for a new year, helping me move on from the madness of the Oscars, fueling my engine as I engaged the the debate over the movie called Amour, and painting new pictures for me as I invest long … [Read more...]

Specials: New Yorke in June? Irons and Malkovich. The future of X-men.

I'D LIKE NEW YORKE IN JUNE (but it's coming to stores in July)  The new Thom Yorke solo album The Eraser is coming, and today I heard a few tracks from it. I enjoyed them. They sounded like songs from Amnesiac, with fewer guitars. The twitchy electronic loops and beats are there, and familiar power-chords, along with Yorke's typically spooky vocals and lyrics. But I can't say it struck me as anything more than half-decent Radiohead b-sides. Maybe if I hear the whole album, it'll make more sense … [Read more...]

Radiohead update

A statement of the painfully obvious: Every day brings us a little closer to the new Radiohead album.But you don't hear an update from Thom Yorke himself every day. So, for those fans who would rather fill the waiting time with cryptic comments rather than maddening silence, here you go. … [Read more...]


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